Low-cost iPhone may dump Siri, says analyst

Uncategorized | Friday August 9 2013 1:44 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Low-cost iPhone may dump Siri, says analyst

Could this be Apple 's low-cost iPhone ?

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Buyers of Apple ‘s much-rumored low-cost iPhone might not be able to chat with Siri.

Reportedly named the 5C, the cheaper iPhone may jettison certain features, such as Siri, forecasts analyst Gene Munster in an investors note released Monday night. Unveiled in 2011, Apple ‘s voice assistant doesn’t support prior phones such as the iPhone (more…)

Low-cost iPhone named in China Labor Watch report

Uncategorized | Friday July 26 2013 7:50 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Low-cost iPhone named in China Labor Watch report

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Proof of Apple ‘s much-rumored, low-cost iPhone might have been revealed inadvertently in a new report.

Released today by watchdog group China Labor Watch, the report accuses Apple supplier Pegatron of several worker abuses, including safety violations, poor living conditions, and excessive overtime.

Page 11 of the 62-page report describes Pegatron as assembling cell phones and tablets (more…)

Low-cost plastic iPhone named in China Labor Watch report

Uncategorized | Friday July 26 2013 11:59 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Low-cost plastic iPhone named in China Labor Watch report

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Proof of Apple ‘s much-rumored low-cost iPhone may have inadvertantly been spilled in a new report.

Released today by watchdog group China Labor Watch, the new report accuses Apple supplier Pegatron of several worker abuses, including safety violations, poor living conditions, and excessive overtime.

Page 11 of the 62-page report describes Pegatron as assembling cell phones and tablets (more…)

Apple’s low-cost iPhone won’t be ‘cheap,’ says Pegatron CEO

Uncategorized | Monday June 17 2013 11:33 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apples low-cost iPhone wont be cheap, says Pegatron CEO

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Has one of Apple ‘s major suppliers just outted the much-rumored low-cost iPhone ?

At a shareholders meeting on Thursday, Pegatron CEO T.H. Tung served up one intriguing comment about the so-called “cheap” iPhone , suggesting that the product is real but that it won’t be cheap, according to China Times as covered by blog site Macotakara.

Tung said the price of the phone would be “fairly high,” (more…)

Apple to offer low-cost iPhone in five different colors — analyst

Uncategorized | Friday May 31 2013 11:49 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Apple to offer low-cost iPhone in five different colors -- analyst

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Apple may get a bit colorful with its much-rumored low-cost iPhone .

In an investors note out today, analyst Brian White cited research suggesting that the lower-cost iPhone , aka “iPhone Mini,” would come in five different colors. White also believes the phone will arrive before the iPhone 5S, which is likely to debut in September assuming Apple follows its usual schedule.

Rumors have run (more…)

Low-cost iPhone rumor reignited by Apple supplier’s hiring spree

Uncategorized | Monday May 6 2013 5:42 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Low-cost iPhone rumor reignited by Apple suppliers hiring spree

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A boost in hiring from one of Apple ‘s key suppliers could be yet another sign of a low-cost iPhone .

Pegatron, which makes the iPhone and iPad, said that it will build up its workforce in China by up to 40 percent during the second half of the year, Reuters reported Thursday. Such a huge increase suggests that the company could be equipping its factories to produce the much-rumored low-cost iPhone , (more…)

Low-cost iPhone rumor reignited by Apple supplier hiring spree

Uncategorized | Saturday May 4 2013 7:27 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Low-cost iPhone rumor reignited by Apple supplier hiring spree

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A boost in hiring from one of Apple ‘s key suppliers could be yet another sign of a low-cost iPhone .

Pegatron, which makes the iPhone and iPad, said that it will build up its workforce in China by up to 40 percent during the second half of the year, Reuters reported today. Such a huge increase suggests that the company could be equipping its factories to produce the much-rumored low-cost iPhone , which (more…)

Apple to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones next year, says analyst

Uncategorized | Saturday April 13 2013 10:44 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Apple to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones next year, says analyst

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A low-cost iPhone could see unit sales of 75 million in 2014, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

In an investors note released today, Munster said he expects Apple to sell a $300 non-subsidized iPhone starting in September. Such a device is likely to trigger a 30 percent cannibalization rate, which means that for every three low-cost iPhones sold, one full-price iPhone is cannibalized.

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Apple needs a low-cost iPhone, says analyst

Uncategorized | Monday March 11 2013 6:07 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple needs a low-cost iPhone, says analyst

Apple 's iPhone 5.

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Apple needs to launch a low-cost iPhone to boost earnings and market share, says BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk.

In an investors note out today, Piecyk said he raised his opinion on Apple stock to “buy” from “neutral” based partly on the assumption that a low-cost iPhone will launch before the year is over.

The analyst’s crystal ball sees around 36.5 million (more…)

Low-cost iPhone will be like a plastic iPhone 5, claims story

Uncategorized | Tuesday January 29 2013 3:10 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Low-cost iPhone will be like a plastic iPhone 5, claims story

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Apple ‘s low-cost iPhone will look like the iPhone 5, take some cues from the iPod Touch and the iPod classic, and switch to a plastic body.

At least, that’s the latest scuttlebut from the folks at iLounge. Citing the usual “reliable sources,” the blog site claims the new model will be a cross between the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch, and the iPod Classic.

Like the current iPhone , (more…)

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